I believe that the Bride of Christ is the New Testament church (Eph 5). Recently, I heard a preacher say that he believes the Bride of Christ to be the Holy City, New Jerusalem, and he based it upon the following verses: Rev 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 21:9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife. 10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, Apparently, he was taking this passage quite literally. I interpret this passage to mean that the New Jerusalem is a representation of the glorious church, the Bride of Christ. What do you think?